OK, it sounds dramatic, but it's not a complete re-write. In fact, it's exactly the same as version 2 that you've been using, except for two small changes noted below. We will be asking clients to migrate to version 3 at their convenience. We'll continue supporting version 2 until everyone is switched over. Since it's preseason, this is an opportune time to make the switch, before the regular season starts.
The biggest difference is that we've broken out the various aspects of our API, into four content groups (below). This is because some clients just need live scores, they don't need player stats or projections for their application, and this architecture allows us to support clients' specific needs.
Please see the release notes below regarding the differences between version 2 and version 3.
Your existing subscription key for version 2 will continue to work in version 3. If you have issues with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a new base URL for version 3. This is critical, so that version 2 can continue to work while clients migrate to version 3. The base URLs will be as follows.
- Scores https://api.fantasydata.net/v3/nfl/scores/...
- Stats https://api.fantasydata.net/v3/nfl/stats/...
- Projections https://api.fantasydata.net/v3/nfl/projections/...
- Play By Play https://api.fantasydata.net/v3/nfl/pbp/...
We are removing the following field from all player & fantasy defense stats feeds: CustomD365FantasyPoints
Player Table Feeds
The Player Detail feeds will now show injury information directly in the feed. This change was necessary because the player feed was not showing correct injury information during the offseason and preseason months.
As a result, we deprecated the InjuryStatus node in the player detail feeds, and replaced it with all the injury information being displayed inline. The following fields have been added to the player detail feeds. More details are available in the Data Dictionary.
- InjuryStatus (replaces deprecated InjuryStatus node)
The following APIs are affected by this change.
- Player Details by Available
- Player Details by Free Agents
- Player Details by Team
- Player Details by Player
Player Stats & Fantasy Defense Stats Feeds
The player stat and fantasy defense stat feeds will now publish stats with decimal points as needed. The reason why we needed to implement this change is to support more precise projected stats by game.
For instance, when stats, such as RushingTouchdowns, are whole numbers, a running back can only have 0 or 1 projected rushing touchdown. This leads to poor precision and accuracy. In version 3, running backs can have, for example, 0.6 projected rushing touchdowns.
This change affects all feeds that provide player and/or fantasy defense stats & projected stats.